AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

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Code
56230
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Aegean Archaeology presents the archaeological data of the Aegean basin from the Prehistoric times through the collapse of the Mycenaean palatial syste (about 1200 BC). Special attention is paid to the Bronze Age and especially to the palatial cultures documented in Crete and in Mainland Greece.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is to provide students with basic notions abut the development of the archaeological researches concerning the prehistory of the Aegean and a good knowledge of the relative archaeological documentation: settlements, necropolises, handicraft productions, writing and administrative systems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course, in addition to providing basic notions on the history of the studies about Aegean archaeology, is to allow students to identify the main characteristics of settlements, necropolises, places of worship of the prehistoric Aegean; to have a basic knowledge on the scriptures used in the Aegean Bronze Age; to distinguish the most common craft productions, identifying periods and manufacturing areas; to acquire basic geographical knowledge of the Aegean. It is expected that the student will be able to illustrate the main characteristics of the Aegean in the different chronological periods, identifying the most famous sites and the main craft productions.

PREREQUISITES

No required prerequisites

Teaching methods


The course includes 36 hours of lectures delivered by the teacher: the topics indicated in the program will be treated through Power Point presentations..

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT


Basic notions on the development of prehistoric researches in the Aegean from the discoveries carried out by Schliemann. Relative chronology and absolute chronology in the prehistoric Aegean. Observations on the most ancient human population (Paleolithic and Mesolithic) and the main characteristics of the Neolithic cultures in the Aegean. The Early Bronze Age in the Cyclades, in the northern Aegean, in the Peloponnese and in Crete. The Minoan palatial society: the architecture and the organization of settlements; craft productions; administrative systems. The Minoan cultural influence outside of Crete, with particular reference to the Cyclades. Mainland Greece between the Middle and the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: the shaft graves at Mycenae. Archaeological data about the Mycenaean palatial society. Religion and cults in the Aegean Bronze Age. Notions on the scriptures used in the prehistoric Aegean: Cretan hieroglyph, Linear A, Linear B.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

One of the following handbooks:

- L. Bombardieri, G. Graziadio, M. Jasink, Preistoria e protostoria egea e cipriota, Firenze University Press 2015
- J. Rutter, The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean, disponibile on-line al sito http://www.dartmouth.edu/~prehistory/aegean/
Si consiglia l'uso della documentazione didattica disponibile su Aulaweb.

Highly recommended papers and pictures in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday and Wednesday 11.00 - 13.00. DAFIST, Section of Archaeology,via Balbi 4, first floor

Exam Board

NICOLA CUCUZZA (President)

IRO' CAMICI

FABIO NEGRINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods


The course includes 36 hours of lectures delivered by the teacher: the topics indicated in the program will be treated through Power Point presentations..

 

LESSONS START

Monday, September 16th, 2019

 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is held in oral form, on topics concerning the course program.

Assessment methods


The exam aims to ascertain the student's ability to define the main characteristics of the archaeological record of the prehistoric Aegean and to have understood its chronological periodization, recalling tje development of the Aegean archaeology. The ability to classify handicrafts of the period (presented in pictures) will be evaluated, recognizing chronology and area of production of some artefacts and identifying the location of the main sites of the period. An element of evualation will also be the expressive abilities and the correct ownership of language.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
23/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

aCopy of Power Point presentations and basic texts will be made available on Aulaweb. The organization od a study trip in Greece is planned, whose participation is however optional.